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Jamie Vardy out with a groin injury

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Leicester City manager Claude Puel has revealed that striker Jamie Vardy is sidelined with a groin injury and will miss their game against Tottenham on Saturday.

Vardy missed Leicester City’s 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage on Wednesday due to the groin injury, and Puel has now confirmed that the 31-year-old will not be available for selection on Saturday when they host Tottenham Hotspur.

“Jamie won’t be available. We will protect him, he has a little pain and I hope he can recover after 10 days,” Puel told Sky Sports.

“If we push him perhaps it will be a big injury and I want to protect him.

“I hope we can have Jamie for Crystal Palace, but I am not sure. We will see if he will improve his feeling and see when we can use him.

“It’s just something about the pain and we needed to be careful. We have to respect the rest so he can come back into the squad.”